Androscoggin River, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Androscoggin River, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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The key to success right now is matching good timing with the right techniques. Early morning fish have been taken on all methods from deep nymph rigs to streamers and dries. In the evenings streamers and dries have been more productive with golden stonefly hatches coming off right at dark. Bottom line, if you want to catch fish get up early and stay out late.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 21 / 2016
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Androscoggin River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 1400cfs@Gorham N.H.

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 71 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early morning or late evening

Best stretch: Berlin NH to Gilead ME

Best access point: Errol dam, Pontook dam, Gorham, Shelburne, Gilead

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Black caddis (Below dams) Alder flies (on upper river) Golden Stoneflies Pale evening duns grey caddis dragon flies Damsel flies

Fish species: Brook, Brown, and rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, and Small-mouth Bass

Fishing season: Year round from Sawmill dam in Berlin to Maine From Berlin points north January 1st to October 15th

Nearest airport: Portland Maine (PMW)

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Androscoggin River Description

The Androscoggin River emanates from the outlet of Lake Umbagog in Errol NH. From there the river flows south until it hits the White Mountains in Gorham NH. Here the river takes a southeastern course into Maine. The river's upper stretches from Errol to Berlin consist of a mix of fast rapids, long riffles, and slow water. This water contains rainbow, brook and brown trout. Landlocked salmon can also be found, ...

Techniques & Tips

Deep nymphing has been the key to success when the sun is up. A large Stonefly with a San Juan worm and or a smaller mayfly nymph has been working well. Dragon flies are also being taken off the surface. A black or peacock chernobyl ant works well to imitate these bugs. When the fish do rise a big foam stonefly, assorted caddis, or a parachute adams have all seen takes. A Zoo Cougar or bugger stripped through seams and drop offs has also been effective.

7-Day Forecast

The weather pattern seems to be cyclical right now...like last week thunderstorms are possible tomorrow (Friday). From here temps will hover around the low 80's for the next week. Keys to success will be to get out early and hope the rain cools water temps a bit.

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